Colorful Noctilucent Clouds in the Sky STS131

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    After the space shuttle Discovery lauched out of Kennedy Space Center this morning, the clouds left behind by the orbiter began reflecting extremely beautiful colors. In fact, if you look at the rocks in the immediate foreground, you will see they are illuminated by the very light coming from the clouds above. This was absolutely spectacular... may have to make a large print of this one!

    UPDATE: Noctilucent cloud

    A cloud of unknown composition which occurs at great heights and high altitudes; photometric measurements have located such clouds between 45 and 54 miles (75 and 90 kilometers); they resemble thin cirrus, but usually with a bluish or silverish color, although sometimes orange to red, standing out against a dark night sky.


    Flafotog, camwil, Joshua Bury, and 60 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. rosinberg 49 months ago | reply

      Very cool capture! Glad you explained what was going on... :)

    2. Flafotog 49 months ago | reply

      We saw these from Clearwater this morning..... This capture is freaking awesome... I wasn't prepared, but obviously you were. Terrific

    3. briannicklaus 49 months ago | reply

      Amazing colors. excellent capture.

    4. Cool HDR (Chris Pokorny) 49 months ago | reply

      Nice - it was worth the drive!

    5. phazed1 49 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Would never have seen anything like this otherwise.

    6. Joshua Bury 49 months ago | reply

      That's some crazy color! Beautiful!

    7. MR WKM 49 months ago | reply

      Great, great stuff!

    8. karl_sonnenberg [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      ^5 that is crazy cool...

    9. Bonguero 49 months ago | reply

      I'm speechless!!

    10. Karen C-S1 49 months ago | reply

      Wicked colors!!1

    11. ej877 49 months ago | reply

      Nice reflection, were you in Titusville?

    12. Elyou 49 months ago | reply

      Thats an awesome view
      Thanks for sharing
      Good day to you!

    13. dbrooks125 49 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!

    14. dgmiami 49 months ago | reply

      @darthxsidious - I hope to be there too! ALtready took the day off for May 14th! Thanks for the great comments!

    15. Ali1794 49 months ago | reply

      What an exceptional photo. Great work!

    16. euan_pics 37 months ago | reply


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